Finishing the 1st Draft

Hi guys! So as you may have noticed, I haven’t been publishing on this site lately (no one has). This is because I’ve been focused on my professional author website. Please come and check it out, there’s some really great short fiction that I’ve posted to the site, and I just wrote a blog post…

The Clerical Error

“Oh, great,” said Death, “you’re not supposed to be here yet.” Death drew out his clipboard and flipped through the pages, thoroughly annoyed. “I’m not?” asked Daniel, “That’s great! Oh man, what a relief!” “No, it’s really not,” Death replied as he roughly tore a sheet away. “But…it means I’m not dead,” Daniel said, confused.…

Paired Prose: Stone Man

This week’s Paired Prose prompt is “calcify!” Be sure to check out Andy’s entry, “Desert Heart.” “How’s he doing?” asked James, hugging his sister, Katie. “The doctors are optimistic,” answered Katie, releasing their embrace and chewing on her fingernail. “Optimistic about what? That he’s going to get out of here?” Katie shrugged. “Yeah, I guess…

Paired Prose: Trust

This week’s prompt for Paired Prose is “avaricious.” Check out Andy’s entry HERE! “You’re quite right about them all, you know,” said Edwin, pouring steaming liquid into a teacup. He then lifted the teacup and saucer from the silver tray it was on and handed it to Marcus. “I’ve never seen such a ravenous group of…

The Crush

“It’s not like we’ve got to worry about work tomorrow,” said Kevin, reclining in the sand and swilling from a bottle of whiskey. The ocean laid in front of them, the stars reflecting off of the waves as they lapped upon the beach. “Isn’t that messed up, though?” asked Mel, as she hugged her knees to…

Paired Prose: The Meadow

Welcome to Paired Prose on Trope and Dagger! In this feature, we’re presenting two different short stories based on one element! This week’s element: “Frolic“ I thought I was crazy for the longest time. Poring through books filled with nonsense, talking to madmen who have read every old tome with half-clothed girls ever written, eating up…